The Merriam-Webster Dictionary Claps Back at a Twitter User for Unwelcome Criticism

Whoever runs the Merriam-Webster dictionary clapped back at a Twitter user for providing some unwelcome criticism.

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If you come for the Kardashians the most trusted American English dictionary on Twitter, you best not miss! After all, the @MerriamWebster account has been known to bring the heat on Twitter, previously calling out @Dictionarycom:

And taking Twitter users to task for questioning why the word "genderqueer" is in the dictionary:

But evidently, not everybody got the memo. So Merriam-Webster had to teach a few lessons on Wednesday.

It all started with a tweet from @MerriamWebster about whether or not it's okay to use the word "mad" to mean "angry":

It was a simple enough tweet, but Gabriel Roth, an editor at Slate, took it upon himself to say that Merriam-Webster's leniency on the "mad" versus "angry" debate was turning the dictionary "into the 'chill' parent who lets your friends come over and get high":

Roth continued to pile on the criticism after sending out his initial tweet:


But @MerriamWebster wasn't having any of it and shut the dude down with six simple words:

Twitter loved the mic drop moment and savagely joined in, hitting the dude with memes that play on the original "mad" as "angry" tweet:

 Others piled on, too:

The moral of the story is that if you come at @MerriamWebster on Twitter, they'll likely leave you mad, angry, or some combination of the two.

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